The hypocrisy of Novartis


The MNC had earned a billion dollars from its cancer drug in the first year and now seems to be living off it; pharma corporations tend to become extortionists out to control patients and their life. The week gone by was a strange week of events and non-events. Two non-events were the repeated anointing of Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi’s speech at the CII. Nothing new happens and the spectator watches it tiredly hoping to glean some meaning, some assurance of hope and responsibility. The emptiness of the rival displays, the alleged battle between Rahul ‘s “beehive” and Modi’s addiction to “motherland” leaves one cold.

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